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a battleground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. syrian rebels say they're closing in on the capital street by street. now, within their sights is their biggest target. the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy dom bardment is reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapon supplies and allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute near east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, carrying a lot of sophisticated weapones, so knocking that location out. taking it over and holding it would allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. >> reporter: that makes it far too va
their sights is their biggest target-- the damascus international airport, about 12 heles southeast of the city. poavy bombardment reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target, and gave a atark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport force the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport ould also cut off weapon supplies and regime allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute of near wa east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, the isrrying a lot of sophisticated weapons, so knocking that location out, taking it over and holding it, will allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. f reporter: that makes it far fo valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its ortport might prove to be the
of damascus the capital and rebel forces are said to be trying to capture the city's international airport. margaret brennan has just returned from covering secretary of state hillary clinton's trip to ireland where she discussed syria with her russian counter part. margaret, good morning to you. tell us about the fighting to seize the airport. >> reporter: well, it's really heating up rebecca. it's raging inside the capital as rebels terrorize to seize the airport and cut off the regime's supplies. the russian's, one of bashir al assad's remaining allieses and u.n. officials don't believe the syrian president can survive this war. that is why there's this new diplomatic push to prepare a new syrian government. secretary clinton and the russian foreign minister agreed to revive a road map for a political transition. it calls for elections that include candidates from the syrian opposition. yesterday secretary clinton acknowledged it's going to be hard to do that while the violence is still raging. >> margaret what's the next step in the diplomatic efforts to resolve th
. >> they are truly looking for who caused this problem. >> reporter: the school system now conducting an internal review. and school officials plan to bring in counselors to the school to talk to students about nolan. live at city school headquarters for wjz, eyewitness news. >> thank you. school officials say nolan was fingerprinted and passed a background check. the 15-year-old victim is not a student at hazelwood. >>> accused in a sex abuse case, an aid at the maryland school for the deaf. legis say clarence taylor touched them inappropriately while he was working in the dorms. the school is not commenting. >>> the man who police say grabbed an officer's gun and fired in a baltimore county hospital is now charged with attempted murder. he was handcuffed in the emergency room when he struggled with an officer. he managed to get her gun and it fired grazing the officer's leg. he was subdued with pepper spray. >>> it won't become legal until january 1st, but same-sex couples are lining up to get marriage licenses. the city of baltimore is opening its doors
of over and hour, 160-minute delays averaging in the city of philadelphia, and philly international airport. the rain moving on in. in new york city not expecting to see too much snowfall, maybe a coating, an inch or two into the afternoon hours and the evening. inland, the taoeupb yore portions of the northeast easily over a foot of snow. some place expect thing 18 inches. severe weather risk across parts of the indianas and the char line as. >> reporter: i just made it through laguardia last notice and that weather forecast is exactly why i came back. thank you. >> reporter: the united states is less than a week away from going over the so-called fiscal cliff. they say if president obama and congress don't make a deal we will almost certainly see a recession. do you buy that, steven? >> the congressional budget office is a nonpartisan group that does this and says we will in fact have an immediate rescission. they say that we come out of a short, sharp recession stronger than we would be if we didn't go into that recession in the first place. we stop borrowing money from the futur
. i think this may be keeping with the idea that citi is an international company. don't need as much stuff here. maybe. >> to the extent financial services are being commotitized. reflective of changes going on overall at financial services as you get out of markets that are so transparent now that you can't make the margin that you once again. therefore you have to focus on the cost size. >> i don't think people understand how much money they used to make. in a transaction you could hide gross credit. you could say you're buying this at 100 but you are getting to 98. no one is taking two anymore. those were the ways you really made a lot of money if you were a sales trader. >> the bulk of the layoffs is from global consumer banking. >> global consumer. >> they are talking brazil, hong kong -- >> those are growth markets. >> that's fascinating. 35% coming from that. >> and 25% from institutional clients. >> what the heck are they doing? are they retreating? the whole thing was to put everybody there. i guess -- >> it's not a supermarket. they want to be bodega. >> they didn't think p
is live for us in charlotte, north carolina. john? >> only 1800 lodges across the country. child city and school for needy children attached to moose international headquarters. officials told me late this afternoon they have not been able to get in touch. nor have we. we tried all day. he is out of the country apparently on a cruise with his wife celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary in his absence moose international provided me with this statement this afternoon saying quote the moose fraternity is shocked by this allegation as this is not the k. the moose organization is not a party to this lawsuit consistent with board lawsuit. mr. airey will not be in contact with residential students at moose heart until further notice. the man who brought this suit dr. jason peck told me in an exclusive interview that he was befriended by airey at the age of 11 or 12 when they lived in columbus, ohio. that he would take him to many moose related events some of them overnight trips that his mother actually gave the blessing for it was on one of those overnight trips in ohio that peck told
for citi and bank of america, on a lot of revenue growth. it's dependant upon internal execution, so in bank of america's case they are going to generate over $18 billion in -- in capital. they are going to return to shareholders. i mean, i have not seen an opportunity like this in four or five years >> i like what you see about the catalyst, because number one, you say these banks are adequately capitalized and we've seen the capital being raised over the last couple of years. you wrote in the report yesterday that you think bank of america could quadruple its dividends? >> that's conservative. that could be low by a factor -- they could do two times that. what was said is the maximum payout, dividend payout ratio for the banks is going to be 30%. we took 16% of that so basically half of that, and our assumptions, the math and incredibly intensive analysis we went through this, it incorporates extremely conservative assumptions so when we started yesterday, 45% upside for bank of america and 35% upside, and this is short-term upside for bank of america over, you know, a $100 billion
. the city does -- has spent nearly $1 million already this year on police consultants. they hope to help the backlog of internal affairs investigations. william bratton and his security consultant group is scheduled to start in oakland next month. >> is this a one-year deal? it's a contract that they have signed with bratton
international correspondent arwa damon explains, the city's combat zones are expanding each and every day. >> reporter: they are home again, but they are cold and broke and still in danger. about a third of the families who fled the neighborhood of aleppo have come back. only to find out that these streets are now on the front line lines. if the regime can retake the city, it can cut off the main artery for opposition forces in aleppo and reopen a route to the airport. on a nearby hill top, the neighborhood, the rebels used to control that as well, but lost it a month ago. the battle lines here are constantly fluid. and snipers are a constant threat. the front line is visible just through here. and we can barely make out three bodies. the rebel fighters are telling us that there are two male and one female. there were five. they managed to extract two, but they can't reach the others. for the children here, gunfire has become background noise. this 12-year-old hardly notices. she says she's not afraid anymore. to start with, little hala is also chatty. but then gets scared. her father say
this rebel fighting force has come with no international aid or no significant international aid whatsoever. they tell us that they have the majority of military bases in the city of aleppo and in the entire province, entirely under siege at this point. they have pushed regime forces into around a third of the city pretty much in the southeastern portion of the city, and that is where most of the front lines lie. the military here for the most part is forced to air drop supplies to its troops that are stuck on these bases, on many occasions because of fire coming from rebel forces, those air drops miss their targets entirely. they are seeing a growing number of defections. they most certainly do feel despite the fact that it is an incredibly dangerous and very intense front line and there are multiple ones, i must say that, but they do feel that right now, they have the upper hand and while they have the upper hand, they are not going to back down because they quite simply cannot afford to lose any of the significant gains, any portion of this massive amount of territory that they have been
city's la guardia airport. philly international delays. it's likely we'll continue to see the delays piling up across northeast. even when the rainfall and snowfall is over because you'll still have to deal with that wind gusting over 30, 40 miles per hour at times across northeast and that's also going to make it feel a lot colder. so keep that in mind. wind chill temperatures typically between 5 to 10 degrees cooler than what the thermometer means. the winter storm warnings in pen opinion and other partials are in effect and in some spots, even into tomorrow morning, and again that's because of the wind. it will be picking up that snow that's on the ground and blowing it around and producing near whiteout conditions along roadways. very dangerous out there. you really shouldn't be doing any commuting if you don't have to. look how much additional snowfall, this is on top of what we already have on the ground expected across portions of new england. that dark blue is over a foot of snow and that purple, that's over two feet of snow. so incredible and very impresssive amount, even th
with the department for 14 years. >>> other bay area headlines, berkeley city council members are expected to vote tomorrow on whether to declare the city a no drone zone. unmanned aircraft are used by the department of homeland security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and about a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> a pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. in fact, it maybe unprecedented! the city's newer sfpark meters charge less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of a dollar or less. >>> 5:51. ecuador on high alert after several volcano eruptions. >> and the duchess dazzles. kate middleton makes her first public appearance since leaving the hospital. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> weak storm sliding through the bay area, a stronger line in the north bay through american canyon toward vallejo. more on your weather com
were supposed to help kids affected by big hurricane sandy. instead, all of new york city's kids are now eating free. >> alisyn: then, is it time to sack the gangnam style? this dancer, you know him international sensation, he's under fire for calling for the death of our troops years ago, but he'll still get to perform for the president. we've got the outrage from a mom whose son paid the ultimate sacrifice next. ♪ >> this is the most viewed youtube video ever. a smash hit in the u.s. now gaining nam style, the rapper behind it is expected to perform at a concert president obama is to attend. ♪ gangnam style ♪ >> back in 2004, the rapper psy is his name cursed the united states calling for a slow and painful death of american soldiers and their families. so, does he deserve such a privilege of playing for the president? mother of mark alan lee, the first navy seal killed in iraq and mighty warriors, debby lee joins us this morning. thank you for coming on our show this morning to talk about this. >> you bet, thank you so much for having me. >> clayton: when you first hea
gust, but nothing that's consistent that will stop the traffic at cleveland-hopkins international airport. we checked with them. no major delays or cancellations from overnight into this morning. there have been some cancellations. we know hundreds of them, and delay, up in the midwest because of this storm. city officials here are watching this very closely as john said a few moments ago. seven deaths across four states blamed on this storm, including two in iowa. on wednesday, there was blinding snow that caused a 30-car pileup. we know that two people died in that storm. we just checked this morning. about 13,000 customers in des moines still without power on this very, very cold morning. here in cleveland, city officials know that this will get worse as the day goes on and as we go into saturday. the mayor says that the city is prepared with more than 100 drivers with the trucks. 50 trucks going around the clock to get snow off the roads. once it starts to accumulate. and there are 22,000 tons of salt to clear the roads. yes, big snowflakes. the wind right now is kicking up. t
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